Rocky Road Cashew Candies

If you’re too hot to bake but could go for something sweet, salty and chocolatey, here’s an easy recipe made with the second best nut.

rocky road cashew candies

Not so sure about the “second best” thing? Me neither, but it’s something to ponder; and you’ll be able to do lots of pondering while you make this candy because it’s pretty effortless.

It’s a variation on a candy called “Mud”, but in this version you divide the ingredients between paper lined muffin cups, chill, and peel away the paper to get little rounds of professional looking candy! For something so simple, it’s incredibly delicious and perfect for hot days when the oven should stay off.

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Rocky Road Cashew Candies
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No-bake candy made with pretzels, peanut butter, cashews and assorted chocolate chips.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24
  • 1 cup (6 oz) dark chocolate chips (l used Guittard extra dark)
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips (Nestle or Hershey's)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup frozen mini marshmallows (freezing helps prevent them from melting)
  • 1 heaping cup of salted cashews (use more or less to taste)
  • 1 cup broken pretzels (more or less to taste)
  1. Line 24 cupcake cups with paper liners.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl or in the top of a double boiler, combine chips and peanut butter and stir well, coating the chips in peanut butter. Heat in the double boiler until melted, or melt in the microwave using high and stirring every 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in the frozen marshmallows, cashews and pretzel pieces.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly between the cups and put in the refrigerator to set the chocolate.
  5. To serve, peel away the paper liners.
  6. Store in the refrigerator.


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  1. says

    I love this rocky road candy! It is addicting. I like the idea to put them in liners so you have individual pieces.

  2. says

    Geez Anna! I pinned this and 20 minutes later 22 people had repinned it! These look great and apparently many others agree.

  3. Karen Schmidt-Dill says

    Anna, these look great. Regular size cupcake liners or the mini ones?

  4. says

    Karen, I used regular size ones since they were all I had, but mini ones would work just as well if not better.

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